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and secretary clinton received the remains of those attacked in libya. after that, gop vice presidential candidate paul ryan. >> president obama call the men who were killed in this week's consulate attack paycheck and great public servants who served their country well. ibya o were attacked in l were great public servants who serve their country well. this is 30 minutes. ♪ [playing slow, mournful song] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> let us pause for a moment of silence. let us pray. gracious god, on behalf of a grateful nation and in the presence of grieving family members and colleagues, we welcome home for the final time ambassador chris stevens, sean smith, glen doherty, and tyrone woods. we give you thanks for the lives and the service of these men who wanted nothing more than to make a difference in the lives of other people. to bring justice and freedom to others, who possessed not only character and resolve, but courage and good will. we mourn their loss. bless the memories of these men through those who knew and loved them, especially their families, for whom we ask your comfort,
to the united states in far-flung places. he made those people's hopes his own. during the revolution in libya, he risked his life to help protect the libyan people from a tyrant. he gave his life helping them build a better country. people loved to work with him. as he rose through the ranks, they loved to work forehand. he was known not only for his courage, but for his smile. goofy, but contagious. for his sense of fun and that california cool. in the days since the attack, so many libyans, including the ambassador, who is with us today, have expressed their sorrow and solidarity. one young woman, her head covered and her eyes haunted with sadness, held up a handwritten sign that said "thugs and killers do not represent a benghazi or islam." the president of the palestinian authority, who worked closely with chris sent me a letter of remembering his energy and integrity and deploring "an act of ugly terror." many others from across the middle east and africa have offered similar sentiments. this has been a difficult week for the state department's and for our country. we have seen the heavy
yesterday about egypt and libya. obama was spending his money talking to people in ohio about what mitt romney was talking to people in florida about. be aware that they are missing the secondary, tertiary levels of conversations taking place. in theollowing it newspapers and on cable. >> i think it will be ugly. [laughter] it is interesting. it is unusual to have two candidates that have a positive message about america. there is no question that this is an extreme base and election trying to fire of people. that guy is scary. that guy is awful. not only that, the flip side of firing up the bass and trying to depress the other guy's base. i think go be a lot of that. obama does not seem to want to run on his record. and romney does not want to run on his plan other than things will be different. in, i we can believ eie guess, because you need to believe. i think it will be nasty. neither guy seems to really like each other. whatever kind of breaks the were in 2008, whether it was because of the phenomenon of a black candidate in a general election for the first time or because of the c
worries about particularly in syria, chemical weapons stock piles. you have attacks on embassies in libya and elsewhere around the world. this is exactly why it is so dangerous and so wrong to be playing these political games for the armed services. we need to have a strong economy and national defense. but the last thing we need to be doing is having these devastating cuts to our military readiness and that's what has to happen is stop these devastating cuts, come up with the cuts that have the right priority and make sure the men and women protecting our safety and our freedoms here have the best armments, the best equipment and making sure we get those good paying jobs and technology and defense here in virginia and not use then am a pon to raise taxes. >> no one's talking about using the military or veterans as pons, i mean, i haven't heard that stated except george kind of throw in that charge at me and that's the kind of charge that you ought to be more careful about. i take second to no one in appreciating the service of our folks in active service and in our military i was govern
gaddafi was a terrible, terrible tyrant in libya. and when ronald reagan had to deal with him after he bombed a nightclub that killed a lot of americans in germany, ronald reagan flew the planes over and bombed gaddafi and can gaffey wasn't a problem anymore -- gaddafi wasn't a problem anymore. he realized that terrorism from his country was not going to stand. so gaddafi was not a problem for the united states from then on. now, it was a a -- a probable in this country, he killed a lot of people, there might have been more carnage, but it was in his country. and because of that we went into libya, spent billions of dollars of our money, we drove him out of office and had him killed, and now there's chaos over there. and they killed our ambassador. they tortured him i understand, i won't go into the details. but it was pretty bad. they killed three other people. they burned our flag, and the place is in chaos. so what did we get when we got rid of gaddafi? he was a bad guy. he was terrible to his own people. but what we have now is a complete chaotic situation in that part of africa. t
. >> they are flailing at the moment. the comments on egypt and libya the last couple days and before that talking about the chicago school strike and try to pin that on obama. it suggests romney has given up on making this about job creation or the economy. does not seem to have sustained the ryan trigger debate over the question about the size. size. -- about the size of government. there was supposed to beat an aesthetic distinction between the parties. it does not seem that it was part of a broader argument over the course of the week in tampa or since then for the romney campaign. >> do you think the democrats have used it as a reason to ever broader argument of their own? >> i think they did. they had been getting ready to run against the ryan plan even before we had any idea that romney was on -- that ryan was on romney's short list. money spent trying to define romney was a well-planted, deliberators effort during the ummer to look at bain's business record, romney's goal at the company, is job creation record in massachusetts and his personal finances, his investments overseas, and the tax retu
on behalf of freedom, including standing with the people of libya that are finally free from muammar gadhafi. around the world, there's a new attitude toward america. new confidence in our leadership. when people are asked, which country do you admire most? one nation always comes out on top. the united states of america. [ applause ] and that's the progress that we've made thanks to your incredible service. we're winding down a war, we're destroying terrorist networks that attack us. and we restored american leadership. and today, every american can be proud that the united states is safer, the united states is stronger, and the united states is more respected in the world. now, when i was here last, i made you a pledge. i said that as president, i will insist that america serves you and your families as well as you have served us. and there, again, i meant what i said because part of ending wars responsibly is caring for those who fought in it. that's why i wanted to come back to bliss on this anniversary to reaffirm our solemn obligations to you and your families. you see, we may be turn
, someone is jumped on to something. just a couple days with libya, it bothered me because i would like our leader to think about things. >> susan? >> at times it seems very ambiguous and confusing, mostly negative, and also the sound bites tried everything. i agree with everything being set so far. >> what most disappoints you about this campaign? >> i think talking points. i am so frustrated with talking points, and i am frustrated with the media where if you are going to ask a question, then make sure the question is answered. did not let them allow you to mow you down with a talking point. >> i'm not frustrated. >> ok, good. >> because? >> being still young and the politics is still new. this is only my third presidential election, so everything seems like it should be going, and nothing seems out of the ordinary, nothing seems bad or good in that respect. >> charlie, i do you agree? >> i am not frustrated by anything. i disagree with the whole campaign seems to be about sound bites, but i am not frustrated. >> is anybody else disappointed? >> politics is normal, and part of it is this
stockpiles. you have the attacks on our consulates in libya and egypt and elsewhere a rumble world. this is why it is a dangerous and so wrong to be playing these political games with our armed services. we need to be strong. we need to have a strong economy and to have a strong national defense, but the last thing that we need is having these devastating cuts to our military readiness. we have to stop these devastating cuts, come together, said the right priorities, and make sure that the men and women that are protecting our safety and freedom and our elections here have the best armament and equipment and making sure we keep those good paying jobs in technology and defense here in virginia and not use them as a pawn to raise taxes on jobs- creating businesses. >> governor kaine, one minute. >> let me just go to the last point. nobody is talking about using the military or veterans as pawns. i have never heard that statement by anyone accept george, kind of throwing back at me, and that is the kind of charge that you have to be careful about. i take second to no one in appreciati
is not any rush. the nuclear program cannot compare to libya's nuclear program in the past. iran is there for 2500 years are more and will be there for 25 hundred or more. -- 2500 or more. so they just take their time. they are not any rush. iran is already being treated as if they have been clear weapons by superpowers. [intelligible] iran is already entertaining the prestige of having the capability. what would they do something that would affect the reaction of the world population? therefore, iran has time. and, we should not forget, has the nuclear capability. [intelligible] if there are any questions, i will be ready to answer. thank you. >> thank you. [applause] thank you very much. we're going to move to the next, which will be monica herz's presentation. we will be on time after her presentation has concluded. we will watch monica herz. >> but like to start by thanking the wilson center for this invitation to take part in this debate. unfortunately, i am not able to be in washington. i would like to start by reminding you we had this conversation at the wilson center aft
for nothing. we got worked up when we launched cruise missiles in the mid-1980s in libya. the knockout pan am 103. what do we do afterwards? it is not as simple as saying, "we're going in there." i think we up to be conscious of what it means we draw a line. >> thank you, senator kerrey. senator fischer. >> i would reiterate that we need to have leadership in this country when it comes to foreign policy. we have not seen that in the last four years. we're witnessing the turmoil, which i believe is due in part to that. we have seen terrorism in al qaeda resurface in libya. this world is not a safe place. our world has changed in the last 11 years, becoming less safe. if we do not have strong messages sent from washington, and makes it even less safe. >> the next question is for senator fischer. >> it has been said the greatest threat to america right now is is accumulating debt, $16 trillion and counting. social security, medicare and medicaid are the main problems going forward. what real solutions would you come up with? >> $16 trillion in debt. who would ever have thought that? who would ha
think congress should investigate why there were no marines in libya and who made that decision? >> i suspect that part of the investigation under way will take a look of that. while we typically have a marine detachment at our embassy, that is not always the case when it comes to our consulates. i am sure there will be a review of that in a discussion about whether that is why is going forward. i hope you all have -- >> back in april, you said there was a one in three chance that house republicans will lose. as you look at the polls now and all of the battleground polls are trending more democratic, what is your assessment now? >> i continue to feel confident about the house republicans' chances of holding onto our majority. we have done a good job getting our incumbents in good shape. in august, i was in 42 districts. with his-half of them incumbents, the other half were open-seat and challenger races. we have some very good candidates out there where we are playing offense. i have always looked at this year as trying to get our incumbent members in a stronger position as possible s
what is happening in libya. she is a tireless worker. with that said, israel is one of our greatest allies in the region. we need the prime minister to make sure that we can communicate. i have visited israel. the amount of stress that country is under, there is no one -- the want to make sure that iran does not have a nuclear weapon. >> response. >> we have a very special relationship with israel. their faith in the u.s. is of utmost importance to us. it is important because we need an ally in that region that is democratic and one dedicated to the rule of law. there has been a bipartisan approach. it does work for both party administration's. it is not something that should be politicized. what this is about is who you think should be commander in chief. i want to see president obama stay as commander in chief. i want to work with him. >> i will move on to our next question. we will start with ms. warren. academic researchers report that the u.s. has more than 100,000 janitors with college degrees. 16,000 degree holding parking lot attendants. evidence that some say that not every
to the bottom of exactly what is happening in libya. we will pursue the attackers, the assassins, bring them to justice. it is a murky situation and it is important to get the facts right. that is exactly what we are in the process of doing. it is important to get the facts before you decide to jump to conclusions. i know it is very unfortunate early on in this process that the republican presidential candidate tried to exploit these tragedies for political purpose. >> [inaudible] >> the administration said from the beginning was the important thing was to get the facts. a that is what they are working on right now. the president has been abundantly clear that we will track down the killers and bring them to justice. >> [inaudible] >> the house passing the bill does not deduce a law. that is just a way of giving an excuse to the american people when their taxes go up or when these cuts and all of these different programs from the national defence to the domestic programs and the medicare providers, just to say, i am not responsible. i am just as the speaker. it doesn't solve the problem. the
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